Update 1-28-2020 - Finalized Draft Ready For Planning Commission Review

West Downtown Plan

A finalized draft of the West Downtown plan has been completed and is ready for review and potential adoption before the Planning Commission. In December of 2019, the Planning Commission reviewed the inital draft of the plan, which was made available via Guiding Golden. The Planning Commission provided guidance to staff for updates based off of the public comments that were provided over the course of late October and November. These comments were taken from both Guiding Golden as well as direct communication to City staff from the community. Those updates were made over the course of January and a

A finalized draft of the West Downtown plan has been completed and is ready for review and potential adoption before the Planning Commission. In December of 2019, the Planning Commission reviewed the inital draft of the plan, which was made available via Guiding Golden. The Planning Commission provided guidance to staff for updates based off of the public comments that were provided over the course of late October and November. These comments were taken from both Guiding Golden as well as direct communication to City staff from the community. Those updates were made over the course of January and a new draft is now available (see link below). The Planning Commission is set to review the plan on February 5th for formal adoption. If you would like to see what has changed in the plan from the initial draft, please review the staff report for the public hearing at the second link below.

Finalized Draft - West Downtown Neighborhood Plan

City of Golden Agenda, Minutes, and Webcast Link



  • Chapter 1 - Executive Summary

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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    This chapter summarizes the function of the West Downtown neighborhood plan. It also provides a description of how the document extends the goals and strategies of the Comprehensive Plan and Golden Vision 2030. A summary of the public outreach effort is provided in this chapter as well as a look into the history of the neighborhood. A quick reference guide for the short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals of this neighborhood plan round out the chapter, but these are provided more detail in Chapter 3.

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  • Chapter 2 - Neighborhood Characteristics

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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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    This chapter provides an overview of the existing conditions in the West Downtown neighborhood. An analysis of the neighborhood's current zoning, land uses, and transportation infrastructure is provided. This Chapter sets up the recommendations for future programs and projects explored in Chapter 3.


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  • Chapter 3 - Planning Strategies

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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    This chapter will identify the goals and strategies for future land development within the West Downtown neighborhood. These goals, policies, and projects have been crafted from the public opinion received from numerous outreach events and surveys administered through Guiding Golden. This chapter will specifically provide recommendations for “Areas of Change” within West Downtown

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  • Arapahoe Street & Miners Alley Concept Plan

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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    Arapahoe Street offers a tremendous opportunity to provide expanded pedestrian and mobility improvements in the future. The following images highlights a conceptual design for a potential redevelopment of Arapahoe Street in the future. It also provides a concept for additional flex-space along Miners Alley.

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  • Appendix - Public Outreach

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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    Throughout the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019, the City of Golden Planning Division conducted extensive community outreach to gather feedback on topics related to West Downtown. Programs such as surveys on Guiding Golden, outreach at the farmers market, and attendance at other municipal events were administered. The goal of the outreach campaign was to determine how the City of Golden should approach, commercial and residential development, parking, housing, infrastructure, and historic significance of the neighborhood in the future.

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    Let us know what you think in the comments section below!